Case in point: A half-nekked [sic] woman was arrested after she tore up whatever she could put her hands on inside a Pinellas Park fast food restaurant last month.
Is it any surprise that the surveillance footage of her alleged tirade has gone viral?
Footage posted to the website LiveLeak.com shows the woman’s three-minute tirade inside a McDonald’s restaurant at 66th Street and 102nd Avenue in Pinellas Park.
The video shows the woman — wearing only a thong, knocking over registers and equipment, emptying contents from a cabinet onto the floor and helping herself to some soft-serve ice cream.
You can hear commentary from off-camera voices, apparently employees, giggling as the surveillance footage rolls.
The LiveLeak website places the incident as happening over the weekend, leading to some initial confusion with local law enforcement agencies about whether it actually happened in the area. But most likely after being shown the footage, all doubt has been erased and Pinellas Park police now confirm it happened back on March 24.
PPPD identified the woman as Sandra Suarez, 41; who officers say went into the tirade after a McDonald’s employee turned down her offer of oral sex in the parking lot.
Suarez was taken to Northside Hospital as a precaution, but police said doctors determined she wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
She was charged with criminal mischief and resisting arrest, then was released on $7,000 bond.
Reached by FOX 13‘s Steve Nichols on Tuesday, the mother of two blamed the tirade on bipolar disorder and she does not remember much of it.
Meanwhile, the McDonald’s employees who posted the video to the internet have been fired, according to a statement from Juan Illas, the restaurant’s owner and operator.
“The situation leading to this woman’s arrest was, at the time, surprising to all involved,” he wrote. “However, the posting of the video was without authorization and inconsistent with my values and how we operate our restaurant. The individuals involved are no longer employed with my organization. Any further comments on the situation would be inappropriate given that this is a police matter.”